Marlborough Tramping Club

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Beautiful Marlborough Back Country





     Visitors  are most welcome to join us on our  tramps.   


Important details of what to do and what to take are below the itinerary.


A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 



Wed 15 Ngakuta Bay to Wedge Point

                BQ 28    Easy       Pam Rentoul      579 6309               9am       $7

Sun 19   No tramp.  Bill and Kerry on a recce for another exciting tramp                                                                                  


Wed 22 Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay

                BQ 28    Easy +   Alison Scobie     577 8392               7am       $12 + $10        for track pass  

Sat 25 - Sun 26   Lake Chalice, overnight at Mt Rintoul Hut  and out via Lower Goulter Hut    Fitness Essential

BR 26     Murray Chapman

               Further details from Murray 572 4812    

28 – 30 or 31       Acheron Hut (Molesworth area BS26) Tenting by hut. Choice of Easy to Mod walks.         Linda Le Sueur based at hut as DOC warden. Phone Linda, 578 2635, for details by 21 March.   

   Phone Geoff Butcher  929 3299 to book in and arrange transport


Sun 2     (Clocks go forward one hour)

No tramp – Any offers?         


Wed 5   Lees Creek

                BS 25     Mod      Geoff Butcher   929 3299               7am       $20

Sun 9     Glasgow Bay

                BQ 29    Mod      Alistair Matthews            578 2683               7am       $17

Wed 12 Ward Beach to the Needles (and maybe to Chancet Rocks)          BS 29     Mod     

Jane Minto         578 7441                8.00am $12

Fri 14 – Mon 17 Easter Weekend

No tramp. Any offers?      


Wed 19 Brook Sanctuary and Nelson exploration               BQ 26    Easy / Easy +      Sue McKenzie   577 7001               7am       $20

Sun 23   Parachute Rock

                BS 25 BR 25         Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7am       $20

Wed 26 Lower Goulter Hut and Mid Goulter Hut                BR 26     Easy +     Roy Phillips       578 4830               7am       $17

Sun 30   Private Property  Taylor Pass

                BR 28     Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7.30am $5

MAY      Wed 3  

Mt Robertson Loop Track      Rarangi – Whites Bay      BQ 29    Easy +  

Sue McKenzie  577 7001               8am       $6

Sat 6 – Wed 10  Old Ghost Road

Crossover walk                 All ten places taken.  If keen to go, phone Paul Shipley, 572 9347, and put your name on a waiting list, in case anyone has to cancel.

Tues 9   COMMITTEE MEETING                


Sun 14   Wilding Pine working bee weekend        Details to follow.              Murray Chapman             572 4812        


Wed 17 Julius Summit - Mount Robert Ridge       BS 24     Mod      Roy Phillips         578 4830               7am       $20

Sun 21   Private Property- Awatere Valley      BS 27     Easy +   Jane Minto     578 7441               7am       $16

Wed 24  Private Property  Awatere Valley

                BR 28  BS 28        Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7am       $15


Sun 28   Private Property   Kaituna         BQ 28    Easy+    Alistair Matthews            578 2683               8am


Wed 31 No tramp – Any offers?






  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park

  3. To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY 
  4.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  5. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  6. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  7. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  8. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  9. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  10. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  11.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to
  12.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

                                                                                              (vertical mtrs ascended)                                                     (Hours walking)            

Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
Fitness Essential                                                                                       Heaps!                                                                     Heaps!